Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Word on the (Arab) street

You've probably had a chance to read about the various Western leaders' condemnations of Pres. Ahmadinejad's speech, as well as the lukewarm "shame on you" that issued from the UN. The really interesting reactions, however, originate with the Arab press. At American Future, you can find a compilation of these responses, all of which amount to "it's a damn good idea to obliterate Israel, provided that you can do so without killing any Arabs in the crossfire." I'm going to go out on a limb here, and incur the ire of the love/harmony/anti-war crowd, and say that these are not the thoughts of civilized or rational people. More scarily, these are the thoughts of violent, weaponized people. And just as scarily, none of these thoughts are showing up in America's papers, or at least not showing up with any force. This kind of explicitly expressed genocidal violence just doesn't fit in with the MSM's current view of the Islamists as a form of noble savage, expressing their dignity by striking back at evil First World imperialist oppressors.